Lemaitre top qualifier for 100 semis at Euros
By RAF CASERT,
Updated June 27, 2012
HELSINKI (AP) Defending champion Christophe Lemaitre easily qualified for the 100- meter semifinal at the European Championship on Wednesday along with French compatriot Jimmy Vicaut.
Lemaitre won a sprint triple at the last Euro championships, adding the 200 and sprint relays to his 100 gold. Because of the upcoming Olympics, he is limiting his schedule at the five-day event this year and cut the 200.
Lemaitre eased well before the line to cross in 10.14 seconds as top qualifier, just ahead of Vicaut, who had a time of 10.18. The semifinals are set for later Wednesday.